Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thankful for Mom on Her Birthday

Happy hump day my friends! Today is a very special hump day being that it is my beautiful mother's birthday and the winner of the $75 giveaway is announced! There are so many horrible events happening in the world today and it really makes me glad that I grew up in the times that I did. This was a wonderful time when social media didn’t run the universe, on how I miss those days. Since it is my mother’s birthday, I thought I would write a little about her and thank her for everything she has done for me.

My mother grew up in a very small Oklahoma town that had a school so small her graduating class was 5 people! She worked very hard and put herself through college. At 19, she took her first and ONLY job in the oil industry. She will retire from there next week and will move several hours closer to me in the next few months to their new Ranch home on a couple hundred acres. I’m excited to have both of my parents so much closer to me in the future as we currently live 6 hours apart.

Growing up, I thought my mother was the meanest mom ever. I think everyone feels that way about their parents when they are teenagers though. When I say she was mean, I'm referring to the times that she refused to buy the $100 pair of jeans from [insert your favorite high end store here] and instead buying me the $20 pair from not there. I really thought it was the end of the world at 16. Looking back, she was honestly being the best mom ever. She taught me that just because I wanted something didn't mean that I needed it. To this day, I always ask myself that when making a purchase. Do I want this or do I need this? This was just a small instance of how she taught me about responsibility. Thank you mom.

Mom and I at Disney World in 2013.

She was the kind of mom that taught me to work hard to achieve my goals. My mom had me in everything when I was in high school. She wanted me to do everything I could so that I knew where I wanted to go in life. I knew that I wanted to be in healthcare when I was younger but wasn’t sure where exactly. She did all the research and showed me all my options as well as helped me apply for every scholarship I was eligible for. Because she made me work hard, I had my undergraduate degree paid for with the numerous scholarships.

My mom is now a grandmom and I know that she will probably be more lax in her ways, since that’s what a grandparent should do, but I know her grandkids will also get some great life lessons from her. Thank you mom for teaching me about right from wrong, dedication, hard work, responsibility, and so much more. I could go on forever about everything she has taught me and that I am thankful for but I’ll keep it short and sweet today. Happiest of birthdays to the best mom a girl could ask for.

Love your daughter.

What has your mom taught you?

The winner of our $75 giveaway is Michelle James. Please email me, IG DM me, FB me, or any other route of communication that you would like to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone for participating! I will probably do another giveaway of some kind in October when my Basically Joy turns 1 so stay tuned.


  1. So sweet! I hope she reads this. It's really touching.

    The Cocooners

  2. Thank you for sharing your love for your mom and the lessons she taught you. My mom too showed me the value of hard work, of being kind to others and not setting limits.

  3. This is such a sweet post about your mom. I hope you read this to her :)

    Amanda ||

  4. Ahhh this is AWESOME. I'm so close with my mom, so I LOVE reading when other chicas are showering their mamas in love, too! Happy birthday to her!!

    Coming Up Roses


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